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    Environmental Democracy lawyer Anne analyses the Commission’s long-awaited guidance on access to justice in environmental matters.

  • Image shows a windfarm from above through the clouds Bullish forecasts create liability risk, ClientEarth warns fossil fuel giants

    ClientEarth has written to BP, Glencore and investors warning of the risk of investor lawsuits based on statements about future fossil fuel demand in their reporting.

  • seabird in midflight with sea in background EU rules need to protect sensitive marine species and habitats

    New rules governing fishing must be in line with EU environment laws to protect sensitive marine species and habitats.

  • Image shows mountain pass in Italy EU commission targets Italy over Fiat emissions

    The European Commission is taking action against the Italian government for failing to deal with Fiat Chryslers use of a “defeat device” in emissions tests.

  • Industrial pipes for story saying Europe top court decides member states must have say in EU trade deal clearing way for court case on CETA Europe’s top court decides member states must have say in EU trade deals, clearing way for court case on CETA

    Comprehensive trade deals between the EU and other countries must be approved by all member states in the EU, judges at the European Court of Justice have ruled.

  • client earth cover Book Launch: Client Earth – the story so far

    A new book, Client Earth, which tells the successful story of ClientEarth over the last decade since it was founded, is launched this week.

  • People walking highest mountain in US for story on Why the US can't downgrade its Paris pledge for political convenience Why the US can’t downgrade its Paris pledge for political convenience

    Will President Trump pull the US out of the Paris Agreement? Rumour suggests he will, and world leaders are reportedly engaged in last-ditch diplomacy to prevent this.

  • person holding fish and chips for story saying esponsibility should be a priority for seafood investors Responsibility should be a priority for seafood investors

    Responsible investment is a key impetus for a sustainable seafood industry, and investors are increasingly expected to use their finances responsibly. How can they do this?

  • colourful beach huts in brighton Four out of five UK local council pension funds silent on climate risk despite warning

    Those who invest need to take stock of climate risk – and then manage it if necessary. But new findings show the vast majority of the UK’s local government pension schemes are still not doing so.

  • photo of sushi for story saying over 80 percent of supermarket seafood now responsibly sourced and labelled Over 80 percent of UK supermarket seafood now responsibly sourced and labelled

    Over 80% of seafood in supermarkets is now labelled and sourced responsibly, after a 2011 study found that shops were potentially misleading customers with sustainability claims on their fish.

  • sunset through trees in shadow in park Seven things we learned from the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment

    Flooding, overheating and risks to our food production and supply are some of the biggest threats that face the UK from climate change.

  • cycling in countryside UK Government releases ‘weak’ air quality plans

    We are continuing to study the government’s latest air quality plan, but on the face of it it looks much weaker than we had hoped for.

  • close up of girls red yellow and green dress Knowledge of law empowers communities negotiating with timber companies

    A new guide to help forest communities in Liberia negotiate with timber companies to share the benefits from harvesting has been launched this week.

  • purple spring flowers Government will not appeal High Court ruling on air pollution plan deadline

    The government has confirmed that it will not appeal last week’s High Court judgment which ordered it to produce its air quality plans by 9 May.

  • silhouette industrial chimney smoke A good week for clean air: tough new pollution standards mean plants must conform or close

    EU countries have finally voted to secure tough new industrial pollution rules that could save thousands of lives each year.

  • north sea rig oil gas lights ClientEarth complaint prompts transformed climate reporting from oil and gas firms

    Last year’s complaint to the FRC has borne fruit – SOCO International and Cairn Energy have stepped up their climate reporting.

  • James Thornton outside High Court High Court rules air pollution plans must be published before General Election

    The UK Government has failed in its attempt to delay publication of its air quality plans until after the General Election.

  • IMage of puffins for RSPB story Concrete action essential as EU unveils new plan for nature

    A new plan to improve nature and biodiversity around Europe has been released by the EU.

  • bison and calk for story saying Final legal warning for Polish government as it prepares to log Białowieża Forest Final legal warning for Polish government as it prepares to log Bialowieza Forest

    The European Commission has taken the final step before litigation in the EU Court over illegal logging in Bialowieza Forest.

  • Parliamentarians and ClientEarth in Republic of Congo Discussing forest governance with parliamentarians in Republic of Congo

    Parliamentarians from the Republic of Congo met with members of Congolese civil society and ClientEarth at the Ministry of Justice in February for a roundtable discussion on forest conversion and community forestry.

  • yellow buoy on sea for story saying Commission warns lack of enforcement is undermining EU fisheries law Commission warns lack of enforcement is undermining EU fisheries law

    Sanctions for fishing violations are inconsistent and toothless, according to a major report released today by the European Commission.

  • polluted park High Court orders UK air pollution hearing

    The High Court has ordered a hearing into the government’s application to delay publication of a crucial clean air plan for the UK.

  • children biking for story saying UK government makes last ditch bid to delay essential clean air plans UK Government makes last-ditch bid to delay essential clean air plans

    The UK Government made a last-ditch bid to delay publication of its air quality plans on Friday evening, citing “pre-election proprietary rules”.

  • fishing boats in Martinique MEPs urged to vote against allowing the use of fishing subsidies to expand fishing fleets

    ClientEarth has joined over 100 environmental organisations in writing to members of the European Parliament (MEPs), urging them to vote to maintain the ban on subsidies for the construction of new fishing vessels.

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